Eat. Travel. Food-tograph. Write. Repeat.
Renée Suen is a (WSET Level 1 Award in Wines certified) restaurant and travel writer/photographer based in Toronto who searches the world for memorable tastes and the stories behind the plate. In another life, she pursued a doctorate in Cardiovascular Sciences, but now specializes in covering the Canadian food scene, much of it through ambient-light photography. She is the food editor of blogTO, a columnist at SingTao's EliteGen magazine, and a contributor to

ChatelaineToronto Star Travel, and more. A former columnist for Toronto Star Wheels, she's best known for her decade-plus contributions at Toronto Life. Her works have appeared in The Globe and MailAFAR, enRouteWestJet MagazineCBC LifeBest Health, NUVO, Bon Appétit and Wall Street Journal. A firm believer in health and wellness, Renée was also the recipe editor and a senior contributor to Inspired Cooking (2016) - a cookbook, anthology and resource focused on providing health- and nutrition-driven recipes to all Canadians.

She is the Mid-USA and Mid-Canada Academy Chair for The World's 50 Best Restaurants, a panellist for various restaurant ranking surveys, former Vacay.ca Top Restaurants in Canada list chair, and a guest judge on Iron Chef Canada. Follow her on Twitter at @rssuen or Instagram at @renee.s.suen

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(Image: Eugen Sakhnenko (Worker Bee Supply)